“Ryan’s here because we didn’t feel like the time was right for (prospect) Garin Cecchini.
Even though he’s put up some good at-bats, there’s still development to be had defensively. More importantly, the right-handed bat just helps balance out our lineup.”
To make room for Roberts on the 25-man roster, infielder Brock Holt, who had been called up on Sunday, was optioned back to Triple-A Pawtucket. To make room for Roberts on the 40-man roster, knuckleballer Steven Wright (hernia) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list.